Clinical Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

School of Pharmacy

Job Contact: Katie Schafer

Job Description

Clinical Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

The School of Pharmacy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for an individual with a strong background in pharmacy practice and exceptional classroom-based instructional skills for a full-time Clinical Lecturer position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2024.  The successful candidate will have at minimum 5 years of prior experience teaching pharmacy students at the university level, and a minimum of 5 years of practice experience with a community focus. Teaching in the undergraduate curriculum in areas related to clinical practice is expected (80% effort). In addition, the successful candidate will engage in service activities in support of the school, university, or pharmacy profession (20% effort). 

The ideal candidate will have a BSc in Pharmacy or PharmD from an accredited program of study and be licensed or eligible for licensure with the Ontario College of Pharmacists. Excellent communication and organizational skills together with a strong commitment to teaching are essential.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $125,000 annually.  While the initial appointment is for a 3-year definite term, the appointed Clinical Lecturer may be considered for promotion to an on-going appointment thereafter.

The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy is the anchor institution for the University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus, located approximately 5 km south of the main campus in downtown Kitchener.  The Health Sciences Campus is also home to a regional program of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, a teaching clinic for the UW School of Optometry and the Centre for Family Medicine Academic Family Health Team creating unique opportunities for inter-professional education, patient care and clinical research.

The University of Waterloo consistently ranks as a leading comprehensive university in Canada and an innovator in education and research.  It is also well known for attracting entrepreneurial, dynamic faculty. Living in Kitchener/Waterloo, one of Canada’s fastest growing communities with a strong entrepreneurial culture, means that you are likely to have a very short commute to work, enjoy the best of vibrant city life and scenic country charm, and benefit from diverse ethnic and cultural activities as well as recreational facilities and thriving creative clusters. This is the community whose unprecedented civic investment established the School of Pharmacy. Additional information on the School of Pharmacy is available at

Applications received by May 31, 2024 will be given full consideration. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) the names of at least three references (only short-listed candidates will be asked to solicit confidential letters), and 4) a one-page statement regarding your teaching philosophy.

Please upload your application documents to the appropriate posting on the University of Waterloo’s Online Faculty Application System Ensure that you register and create a profile through the system and address to your letter to Dr. Andrea Edginton, Hallman Director, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within the Indigenous Initiatives Office (

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Katie Schafer at Please also use if you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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